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  1. Language point

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Who wants surprises, anyway? I do. Maybe you do, too. In English, we often omit words rather than repeating them. This is called 'ellipsis'. Ellipsis is often used in replies. When you reply to wh- questions, you can often use one word or a group of words rather than a full sentence, in order to avoid repetition. Example: 'Where are you going for your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465393/language-point
  2. Golden banker questioned over shares in paper-recycling firm

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Legislator Chim Pui-chung is in trouble with the securities watchdog again after the regulator questioned why he and his son co-own more than 95 per cent of a listed company. Their holdings are far higher than the listing rule requirement which bars major shareholders holding more than 75 per cent of a company. This level is set to ensure that enough shares end up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475001/golden-banker-questioned-over-shares-paper-recycling-firm
  3. Questions over Harbour Fest remain unanswered

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even after the auditor's findings and an independent panel report on the organisation of last year's Harbour Fest concerts, questions remain about how haste and expediency took precedence over normal prudence and good government practices. Those questions have become more worrying since InvestHK director-general Mike Rowse's flip-flop over whether he had seen legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456875/questions-over-harbour-fest-remain-unanswered
  4. First, get the questions right

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Rawnsley

    ... by the Constitutional Development Taskforce. The survey invited readers to respond to a series of questions relating to passages from the Basic Law that were conveniently printed on the left-hand side ... that are currently saturating the media. Take a close look at Question A2, on the principles of the 'actual situation' and 'gradual and orderly progress'. Readers are invited to comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445773/first-get-questions-right
  5. Questions taxing Henry Tang

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Goods and services tax It is broad-based and equitable, capable of yielding large and steady revenue- Should there be exemptions or other relief to offset package upon introduction? Estate duty (Income: $1.5 billion in 2004-05) Some say it is a tax on ric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476531/questions-taxing-henry-tang
  6. America questions motives for referendum

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... election. While supporting the principle of such a vote, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Randall Shriver said the US had questions about the ballot proposal. It will gauge voters' views ... to referendums to settle difficult and divisive issues... These two questions we understand don't fall into the category of difficult nor divisiveness, and therefore raise some legitimate questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443770/america-questions-motives-referendum
  7. Kelly says constitutional review 'has raised questions'

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... two systems' principle. 'It has raised questions' in the United States, he said, citing the timing and details of the National People's Congress statement. It is the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456035/kelly-says-constitutional-review-has-raised-questions
  8. Questions over PLA performers at parade

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... in charge of the military showcase says the show will go on- and the 50 PLA musicians and a 30-strong Beijing dance troupe will definitely be a part of it. Questions over the row put to the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459318/questions-over-pla-performers-parade
  9. A Question of Blood

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin Orion $105 The challenge for any long-running series is ensuring the central character continues to grow and change. In his 16th Inspector Rebus mystery, Scottish writer Ian Rankin- who accounts for 10 per cent of all crime book sales in Britain- does just that. The book opens with Rebus in hospital. His hands have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450918/question-blood
  10. Research fund's lost millions spark tough questions

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Legislators show anger over waste of taxpayers' cash The government came under attack from legislators yesterday, after officials were unable to say that the Applied Research Fund- which has incurred a serious loss of taxpayers' money- had generated any commercial value. Legislative councillors from various political parties questioned officials from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455277/research-funds-lost-millions-spark-tough-questions

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